AACC news & notes

Upcoming events

Did you miss the June session of Roueche-FLI and FPI?
The next AACC Future Presidents Institute (FPI) will be held September 9-12, 2018 in Washington, DC.  This is a 4-day intensive program designed for senior leaders aspiring to the community college presidency.  AACC’s John E. Roueche Future Leaders Institute (FLI) is also taking place September 9-12.  The Roueche-FLI is an innovative seminar designed for mid-level community college administrators who are ready to move into a higher level of leadership.  Registration deadline for both institutes is August 20, 2018.

News and publications

Coming together to slow enrollment declines
A system-wide plan in Virginia has community colleges taking steps to address several years of declining student enrollments. Read about it at the AACC 21st-Century Center.

The economic impact of international students
“Economic Value of International Students at U.S. Community Colleges” is an analysis published as part of NAFSA’s larger economic impact study. NAFSA intends to publish updates to this tool for community college leaders and internationalization advocates each November during the nation’s International Education Week. You also can learn more in this CC Daily article.

Grant news

CCAMPIS applications due July 24
The U.S. Department of Education published a notice in today’s Federal Register inviting applications for new awards for the FY 2018 Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program. Applications are due July 24. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is hosting a free webinar on  June 22 focusing on best practices in the CCAMPIS program with community college grant recipients sharing information about their programs.

Opportunities from other organizations

NEH funding opportunities
Designed to support community colleges’ commitment to educating students on a variety of educational and career paths, Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges, through the National Endowment for the Humanities, will award up to $100,000 for curricular and faculty development projects that help strengthen humanities and/or incorporate humanistic approaches in fields outside the humanities. The deadline to apply is July 19.

Go far with Fulbright
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers nearly 500 teaching and research awards in over 125 countries. Community college faculty and administrators are encouraged to apply, as well as trustees and local community members including artists, journalists, independent scholars, lawyers and other professionals. Notable awards include opportunities in the U.A.E., Barbados and Eastern Caribbean, and the Community College Faculty Award in Russia. The deadline to apply is August 1.

About the Author

Tabitha Whissemore
is a contributor to Community College Daily and managing editor of AACC's Community College Journal.